Hi crafters. I wanted to try and combine two challenges: Less is More – metallic, and the CAS mix up card challenge- inchy. I also wanted to try and a more masculine version.
I started by swiping white cardstock with metallic paint and a dry brush. It is a satin acrylic meant for furniture and has a bit of sheen. The colour is supposed to be ‘steel’ but it is very brown on paper.
Next I took aluminium tape and adhered it to a scrap and cut this with the Kaisercraft Sari texture die. I left some of the pieces in place and put blobs of glue behind so they wouldn’t fall out before I finished. I rubbed it with Nuvo embellishment mousse in black ash. I had enough left of the aluminium tape bit to cut my inchy. I stamped it on the left side in black StazOn with the Prima read to me Stamp. Then I put it through the Kaisercraft Diamond tiles embossing folder which has a pattern which goes with the mesh. To help it blend with the background I rubbed it with the black ash mousse and the steel paint. I then coated it with distress crackle paint clear rock candy and before it could set I placed a small, clear, square gem in it to line up with the pattern. I took another square cut with the Nellie Snellen photo frames die and coated it with the steel paint and rubbed some silver paint around the edges. I adhered all the layers with foam tape. I stamped a sentiment from Clearly Besotted Message me in white StazOn.
I love the crackle. I’m not sure how masculine it turned out. It might be verging on more rather than less as well.
Who knew there was so much fun in one square inch!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
My choice is diecutting and embossing folder. Thanks for a fabulous challenge. I could easily get addicted to these inchies.
Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes
Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Something clear. I added the rock candy crackle and the clear gem.